Our Perspective

  • 3 Lessons Learned From Catastrophe Claim Handling

    By Mike Griffin|March 30, 2015|English

    After years of seeing catastrophe claim handling, I can pick out three critical things that insurers really need to remember: 1. Never underestimate the claim volume from a storm - and always have a plan to handle more claims than you expect to receive. There...

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  • What Is a Construction Surety Bond?

    By Alice Zelikson |March 19, 2015|English

    We’re frequently asked about the difference between insurance and a surety bond. Although a surety company is typically part of an insurance company, the surety bond is not a typical insurance policy. On privately funded projects, bonds create...

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  • Hard-wired to Focus on Aluminum Safety

    By Liz Berge |March 03, 2015|English

    I’ve been thinking a lot about aluminum lately, thanks to a client asking a GPF underwriter if we would reinsure habitational risks that had “new” aluminum wiring. As we will reinsure any kind of property as long as we can underwrite...

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  • 5 Emerging Marine Trends in 2015 [Presentation]

    By Jonathan Ball |February 22, 2015|English

    In today's uncertain global environment, marine insurers are facing new challenges every day. In this Slideshare we take a look at the five emerging underwriting trends that are changing the rules in 2015. <p style=”text-align: center;”>

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  • "Carve-Out" Tough Exposures With Fac [Presentation]

    By Mike Maloney|February 17, 2015|English

    “Carve-out”: it doesn’t instantly call to mind a reinsurance solution, does it? Actually, for insurers it can be an incredibly effective way of removing an ugly exposure from an otherwise attractive schedule. Insurers sometimes find...

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  • Drought Risks Multiply in the Golden State

    By Liz Berge |February 15, 2015|English

    Drought is creating havoc with California’s economy. The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences estimates the total statewide economic cost of the drought in 2014 will be $2.2 billion, with a total loss of 17,100 seasonal, part-time and full-time...

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